Potpourri

A brew of ancient coca is Bolivia’s buzzy new beer, but will the world buy in?

A brew of ancient coca is Bolivia’s buzzy new beer, but will the world buy in?

Associated PressJune 13, 2024

If it were anywhere else in South America, the nondescript house with buckets of coca leaves soaking in liquid could be mistaken for a clandestine cocaine lab. But this is…

Popular Victoria brewery serves up new 4/20 beer

Popular Victoria brewery serves up new 4/20 beer

Sam DuerksenApril 23, 2024

It was looking a little like a mad scientist lab in the back of Victoria brewery Whistle Buoy as the crew prepared to celebrate 4/20 with innovation. Their latest beer,…

Tilray looks to pour resources into revitalizing alcohol brands

Tilray looks to pour resources into revitalizing alcohol brands

The Canadian PressJanuary 10, 2024

The head of Tilray Brands Inc. says he’s aiming to make the pot company a top beverage firm, in part by pouring resources into revitalizing a number of alcohol brands…

Celebrate high summer in California with these 5 taste-bud-tickling weed drinks

Celebrate high summer in California with these 5 taste-bud-tickling weed drinks

mcclatchyAugust 10, 2023

Planning a trip to California? Check out these recommendations from the L.A. Times’ Elite Beverage Tasting Squad, and their top-5 picks for summer-worthy, cannabis-infused bevvies. By Adam Tschorn, Los Angeles…

3 reasons to ditch the booze and give a THC-infused bevvy a try

3 reasons to ditch the booze and give a THC-infused bevvy a try

Katrina LeslieJuly 30, 2023

Tick, tock… only a few weeks left of summer! It’s time to send your social plans into overdrive and make the most of long days and warm nights while you…

‘Just add cannabis’ to chocolates, gummies and even salad

‘Just add cannabis’ to chocolates, gummies and even salad

mcclatchyJuly 3, 2023

By Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun When most people think about cannabis they can eat, their minds dart to brownies, gummy worms and Rice Krispies treats. But Jazmine Moore offers another…

Catnip dispensary coming to new Victoria-area pet store

Catnip dispensary coming to new Victoria-area pet store

With the legalization of cannabis products in Canada, it seems that dispensaries have sprouted up everywhere. But what about our four-legged friends? Until now you’d have been hard pressed to…

Revelstoke’s first hemp-house

Revelstoke’s first hemp-house

Canadian Evergreen StaffNovember 13, 2023

Contributed by: Connor Arsenault A recently built hempcrete house is the first of its kind here in Revelstoke and a harbinger of more climate-friendly construction methods. Hempcrete is an alternative…

Food delivery robots hit Canadian sidewalks, but many challenges delay mass adoption

Food delivery robots hit Canadian sidewalks, but many challenges delay mass adoption

The Canadian PressDecember 21, 2022

When customers in downtown Vancouver placed orders with Pizza Hut in September, many of the pies landed on their doorsteps without a courier in sight. Instead, diners were met by…

Put your rolling skills to use with a special wrapping paper for the holidays

Put your rolling skills to use with a special wrapping paper for the holidays

Katrina LeslieNovember 27, 2022

With the holidays just around the corner, everyone is looking forward to the main event…at least the main event for those 19+! As holiday parties make a post-pandemic return, seeing…

Limited-quantity batch B.C. cannabis products aim to deliver elevated experience

Limited-quantity batch B.C. cannabis products aim to deliver elevated experience

Jennifer BlythNovember 13, 2022

Delta, B.C.’s Pure Sunfarms is enticing cannabis consumers with limited-quantity batches of hand-harvested, hang-dried and hand-detailed cannabis. Soar products aim to deliver an elevated cannabis experience, crafted from dried flower…

Nelson-Creston MLA hosts online survey about cannabis legislation changes

Nelson-Creston MLA hosts online survey about cannabis legislation changes

Bill MetcalfeNovember 12, 2022

In an online survey, MLA Brittny Anderson is asking Nelson-Creston residents for their opinions on cannabis legislation. The federal government is reviewing the Cannabis Act, which came into force in…

2024’s best U.S. bachelor party destinations for golfers

2024’s best U.S. bachelor party destinations for golfers

By Ryan Plank Which U.S. cities are best for a golf-centric celebration with the guys? Ahead of the wedding season, LawnStarter ranked 2024’s best bachelor party destinations for golfers. We…

Austria steps up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes cannabis rules

Austria steps up police checks in border areas after Germany liberalizes cannabis rules

Associated PressApril 7, 2024

A word of caution for Canadians planning to take advantage of Germany’s newly relaxed cannabis rules during their European travels: neighbouring Austria is stepping up police checks near its border…

Danish hippie oasis has fought drug sales for years. Now, locals want to tear up the whole street

Danish hippie oasis has fought drug sales for years. Now, locals want to tear up the whole street

Associated PressMarch 22, 2024

The inhabitants of Copenhagen’s freewheeling Christiania neighbourhood plan to dig up the aptly named Pusher Street, in their latest attempt to stop illegal hashish sales which have led to deadly…

Travelling for March Break? Canadian border authorities share their top tips

Travelling for March Break? Canadian border authorities share their top tips

Esther MorandMarch 3, 2024

As March break approaches, many of us are finalizing our plans for a much-needed getaway. But before you pack your bags for your next adventure, the Canada Border Services Agency…

Germany’s parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow ‘cannabis clubs’

Germany’s parliament votes to legalize limited marijuana possession and allow ‘cannabis clubs’

Cameron KennedyFebruary 24, 2024

German lawmakers have approved a government plan to liberalize rules on cannabis, paving the way for the country to decriminalize limited amounts of marijuana and allow members of “cannabis clubs”…

Nevada issues first license to recreational cannabis lounge in Las Vegas

Nevada issues first license to recreational cannabis lounge in Las Vegas

Associated PressFebruary 17, 2024

Nevada regulators have issued the first license to operate a lounge where cannabis can be consumed recreationally, marking the first of what are expected to be dozens of such operations.…